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14.016 About the nature of electricity


Jakob Lorber
The Great Gospel of John, 1851-1864
jl.ev08.143,01-10 About the nature of electricity

[1] Now Raphael stood up and walked to the door where a few house cats were lying in wait for a mouse, took one of them and carried him into the hall.

[2] There he put him on the table and (Raphael) said to the captain: “Just look to the tame cat whose hairs still have that specific weak glow. Just take him and caress him from the tail to the head, then you will immediately see in the now already weak light of the lamp a phenomenon that will strike you.”

[3] The captain did that, and especially because this air still contained much electricity, a lot of fierce sparks jumped crackling off the back of the cat.

[4] Then a disciple of John, who secretly carried still many old bits and pieces of superstition in his heart, said: “Yes, yes, there you can see that the elders were right when they claimed that an old cat has the devil in his body.”

[5] But Raphael said: “Oh no, friend, you are really not seeing this here, but from your words can be concluded that you – although you are a disciple of John – are still not free from all superstition. I could show you the same phenomenon with other animals and even on your own head, and you certainly will not claim that you also have a devil in your body?”

[6] The disciple said: “This I do not believe and hope, but from where comes actually the hail of sparks from the back of the cat?”

[7] Raphael said: “If you did not interrupt me with your old superstitious words I would have explained this matter now for already half. But in this manner I can only continue now with the explanation and this means to have patience, because no tree can fall with one blow, except when it would only be as strong as a straw.

[8] Look, these sparks do not come out of the body of the cat, but only from the surface of his hairs to which the fire of the air spirits in the nature can in a certain way easily stick – in order to speak in this respect understandably to you. This fire of the air spirits in the nature we want to call – from the old Egyptians, Phoenicians and Greeks – the well-known ‘electron’ or electric fire, which is usually slumbering, but under specific circumstances it is easily awakened and will then actually manifest itself.

[9] This fire is the actual life element of the air by which finally the whole Earth itself and everything that is and exists on and in it develops into creatures and maintains its natural life, and it is also its most important food. But it does not develop itself in a certain rest of the air, the water, the minerals, the plants, animals and men, but it remains just as passive, and we rightly could call such electrical rest the death of matter.

[10] This fire fills however God’s whole endless space of creation and in its complete rest it forms the ether in which all those countless big celestial bodies are floating around, more or less as fishes in the water. If the celestial bodies in the endless big space of creation and also space of ether would stay motionless in one point without any movement forward or backward, thus completely at rest, then they soon would decay as a dead body, perish, dissolve completely and pass into the calm ether. But surely, for this reason the Creator has taken care with His wisdom and might that all those countless many celestial bodies in the big space of ether would move continuously and in all kinds of manners, bringing them to a high degree in a continuous restless movement and consequently forcing them to an active awakening.



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